Authorities are investigating a report that a gunman has been spotted at the University of Rhode Island, officials said Thursday in a message sent to the university community.
No injuries have been reported and there are no reports of shots being fired.
But as a precaution, classes at the school’s Kingston campus have been canceled and students and others were urged to stay indoors until the investigation is completed.
The alert was sent shortly after 12:30 p.m. EDT.
“The university is still investigating reports of a man with a gun in or around Chafee Hall on the Kingston campus,” the school said. ”We have notified the campus community through our emergency alert system, the website, and email to ‘secure yourself indoors (not Chafee), stay there, and do not move about outside until further notice.’
Officials said they were checking the building room by room.
A statement attributed to Rhode Island State Police Supt. Col. Steven O’Donnell said that a call had been received about a gunman and was being investigated.